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Discover the History of Chevrolet By Reading These Five Books

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Looking for something to do while beating the McKinney heat? Try one of these outstanding books celebrating the long history of Chevrolet and examining some of its finest vehicles.

The Cars

Larry Edsall’s 2017 book Chevrolet Trucks: 100 Years of Building the Future charts the course of Chevrolet pickups from early prototypes to today’s Silverados. Packed with vintage photos and incisive analysis, Chevrolet truck lovers shouldn’t miss this book.

If you’re looking for something more focused, Mike Mueller’s 2017 book The Complete Book of Classic Chevrolet Muscle Cars: 1955-1974 narrows the time period and the focus, remembering legends like the Impala Super Sport and the Camaro Z28 through dozens of photos and informative graphics.

The People

As part of the Images of America series, Michael W.R. Davis’ 2012 book Chevrolet: 1911-1960 recalls the rise of the Chevrolet brand. Discover the history of Chevy through portraits of key Chevrolet figures, classic advertisements and photos of significant vehicles.

Readers looking for something a bit thicker may enjoy Zora Arkus-Duntov: The Legend Behind Corvette, a 2003 biography by Jerry Burton that follows the life of Zora Arkus-Duntov, a Russian-Jewish immigrant who was instrumental in designing the Chevrolet Corvette.

The Experience

Doug Boyce’s 2020 book Chevy Drag Racing 1955-1980: A Celebration of Bowtie’s Success at the Drag Strip examines the automaker’s performance in mid-20th century drag racing, remembering the brilliant vehicles and larger-than-life personalities that dominated the scene.

Contact El Dorado Chevrolet in McKinney, Texas, to learn more about the current lineup of Chevrolet vehicles and to schedule a test drive.